Dr. Carl Backer, MD

Dr. Carl Backer, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Carl Backer, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Mayo Medical School in 1980 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

225 E Chicago Ave Ste 22

Chicago, IL 60611

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Backer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Backer treats Heart Disease more than 19% of his peers

Dr. Backer treats this condition more than 19% of his peers

Dr. Backer's conditions and procedures:

Arrhythmias
Benign Tumor
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Mitral Valve Disease
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Pulmonary Valve Surgery
Septal Defect
Tetralogy of Fallot
Thrombosis
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Carl Backer, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Mayo Medical School in 1980 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1987
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Mayo Medical School
Medical School
1987
1985
1981
1980

Awards

Dr. Backer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Backer

3.9

Based on 7 reviews

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1 Star
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He is the best top notch Doctor, if you want the best in his field he's the guy! He did surgery on my granddaughter last week lil Camry. We owe him more then a thank you he's a wonderful man and we are so greatful!! Thank you Dr. Backer
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Dr. Backer is an amazing and gifted surgeon. I have been his patient for 21 years. He has performed five procedures on me within this time frame. He communicates effectively so that you understand what exactly is going on with your treatment plan. He always responds to your calls and emails...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus